Oct. 20, 2017—Manasi Deshpande, assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago, will present the College of Arts and Science Emerging Scholars Lecture Nov. 6.
Oct. 9, 2017—As one of the architects of California’s successful statewide carbon cap-and-trade program, Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins, a new assistant professor of economics at Vanderbilt, worked to find a way for companies in California to reduce their carbon emissions while still remaining competitive with firms in states with fewer environmental regulations.
Apr. 28, 2017—Marc Chen wants to use data to make cities work better for everyone. Chen, a math and economics major, believes there’s a wealth of untapped data out there waiting to be mined that could help public policymakers understand how their decisions affect the well-being of city residents.
Mar. 17, 2017—Olivier Blanchard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics will deliver the David Stein Lecture in Economics, "Questioning the Natural Unemployment Rate Hypothesis," on Thursday, March 30.
Feb. 8, 2017—Too many safe seats, partisan voters and "wave" elections all influence how polarized a legislature is.
Feb. 1, 2017—Proposed Medicaid reforms are similar to the capped federal financing system in place during the '50s and early '60s, when states generally reimbursed a much smaller proportion of health care for the needy.
Dec. 19, 2016—A trans-institutional team of Vanderbilt social scientists and medical professionals will look at how laws affecting LGBT individuals and families affect their health and the economy.
Oct. 31, 2016—Narayana Kocherlakota of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis will discuss "Room for Improvement in the U.S. Economy" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.
Oct. 25, 2016—New Professor of Economics Mattias K. Polborn is interested in how political institutions affect the “political equilibrium”—in particular, the competition between candidates in elections.
Oct. 21, 2016—Interdisciplinary teams of students will present their best social venture ideas to tackle the global problem of involuntary migration at the Hult Prize @ Vanderbilt competition Nov. 7.
Oct. 7, 2016—Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Robert Gibbons will discuss "Organizational Culture and Performance: A View from Economics" when he delivers the Vanderbilt Department of Economics' McGee Public Policy Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The event will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Buttrick Hall, Room 102, with a reception to follow.
Sep. 28, 2016—Read about the latest Vanderbilt University faculty and student awards and achievements.